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Alaska Saltwater Lodge Small Group Whale Watching, Wildlife & Glacier Tour

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#8 of 38 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Seward Features Animals
Box 695, Seward, AK 99664-0695
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Our best whale watching!

We booked a whale-watching trip as a package with our accommodation (Dairy Hill Lodging, same... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Whale Watching Tour

We spent over 8 hours on a small(ish) boat that was purposefully not overcrowded. I love that they... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Box 695, Seward, AK 99664-0695

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a whale-watching trip as a package with our accommodation (Dairy Hill Lodging, same owners). They used a smallish boat (around 16 people) which meant we could get close to the action. And the friendly crew (Tanya and Clay) seemed eager to show us...More

Thank malvern09
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent over 8 hours on a small(ish) boat that was purposefully not overcrowded. I love that they don't cram the boats and limit it to twelve people. The captain (Steve) and crew (Tammy) were knowledgeable, patient, and laid back. We had great weather and...More

Thank thehomegirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic day. Tanya Is a skilled captain and an amazing spotter. Clay is a natural teacher and infectiously enthusiastic about this beautiful area and its wildlife. We saw incredible wildlife (breaching humpback, orca hunting and catching prey, a fin whale, sea otters,...More

Thank Kayakers66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Saltwater Lodge for a small group day long whale watching tour from Seward over the plethora of much larger boats and weren't disappointed. Tanya and Clay made it a really special day, they knew where to look for the various wild life and...More

Thank Mikesalter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot say enough about this small boat and its wonderful crew of Tanya and Tammy. The boat was small and this was a huge advantage in getting close to wildlife. The crew were well informed and wonderful in spotting wildlife and keeping us busy....More

Thank baileydogg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this trip because of its small size. It was the beat! Tanya and Tammy were capable, knowledgeable, and entertaining. We spent time at each spot of interest and saw eagles, humpback whales, Stellar sea lions, sea otters, puffins, kittiwakes, and more. The boat...More

Thank peg784
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother and I went wildlife watching with Alaska Saltwater in 2016. When we returned to Seward this year we scheduled another excursion with them. I had such a great time that I went again the next day. We were so fortunate to have gorgeous...More

Thank SherriInTexas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were blessed to have a beautiful sunny day, but even if we didn't I think it still would have been wonderful. We saw everything and Tanya and Callie catered well to everyone's needs. 8 hours is a * long time * on a boat...More

Thank FitTraveler14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chartered one of the boats for my group of high school students. We had an excellent cruise and were treated to breaching humpback whales, fighting bull sea lions, and a large pod of Orcas. The boat was comfortable, with hot drinks, a great lunch,...More

Thank Corina R
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

Our family of 17 was able to charter the Stellar Sunrise with Tanya and Callie and we had an amazing time! It was a full day tour and both Tanya and Callie went out of their way to take care of all 17 of us...More

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November 18, 2015|
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Response from magnoliamws | Reviewed this property |
I haven't visited either of those places.
Sheree S
January 16, 2015|
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Response from Ecampb | Reviewed this property |
We went on the tour at the end of July and saw 5 whales. Saw much other wildlife as well. This is truly the BEST tour company. Ask for Leif as your captain and Sam as the first mate. They were great.
December 15, 2014|
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Response from Adventureman1492 | Reviewed this property |
At the little bakery very close where you get on the boat. The Bakery at the Harbor. If you go a few minutes early, you can have a light (or heavy!) breakfast. We thoroughly enjoy our experience and hope you do as well if... More